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Reimagining Nuptials: A Styled Shoot Showcasing Sustainable & Reusable Wedding Elements

A Sustainable Wedding Soiree

Amy Thabit, a wedding stylist and florist at Lace & Lemons, dreamed up today's stunning styled shoot concept. She's known for incorporating antique and vintage décor and props, as well as local, seasonal wedding flowers.

Amy drew inspiration from Pema Chödrön's quote, "We already have everything we need."

She elaborates, "Using what's readily available locally to style a wedding should be second nature because nature is beautifully unique in every season."

A team of talented wedding vendors came together to demonstrate that a luxe look can be achieved while being environmentally friendly, adopting an earthy palette of nature-inspired hues. Sustainability was the driving force behind this shoot, and our goal was to show couples that preloved décor, zero-waste wedding dresses, vegan cakes, and seasonal flowers can be truly spectacular."

And the team came together like a dream and the fiished reult was stunning.

Rose Rae Photography captured the day at Quendon Hall, which offers its own eco-conscious wedding package. They hope it will inspire couples to make more environmentally friendly choices.

Ditch the Waste, Embrace the Flair:

Sustainable Bridal Attire

Picture this: a wedding dress so stunning, it'll make every jaw in the room drop.

But here's the twist: it's made entirely from leftover fabric scraps and deadstock materials. That's right, folks, sustainability is the new black (or white, as the case may be) in the world of bridal fashion.

Kate Rosamond Bridal, the mastermind behind this eco-chic masterpiece, took the concept of "reduce, reuse, recycle" to heart. They crafted a dress that's not only drop-dead gorgeous but also kinder to the planet. The sheer, polka-dotted train paired with the mini dress lining and delicate chantilly lace border is a match made in sustainable heaven.

And if you're worried about sacrificing style for the sake of the environment, fret not. Diane Hassall's bridal shoes are designed to be repurposed and reworn long after the wedding bells have faded. They're like those trusty jeans that never go out of fashion, only with a touch of bridal elegance.

So, if you're a bride-to-be looking to make a statement without breaking the bank or the planet, take a cue from this sustainable shoot. Embrace the beauty of eco-friendly fashion and show the world that you can be both stylish and environmentally conscious.

Bridal Portraits: A Radiant Beauty

Meet Keshia, the embodiment of bridal elegance and grace. Her makeup, by the talented Jo Savile, was a luminous blend of natural hues with a touch of sparkle, perfectly complementing her radiant smile and sparkling eyes. Millie Donovan, the hair maestro, swept her hair into a sleek bun, allowing the delicate Victoria Louise accessories and the intricate back of the dress to take center stage.

Keshia's confidence shone through as she posed for Rose Rae Photography, capturing the essence of a bride who's both beautiful and environmentally conscious. Her words captured the heart of the shoot: "Until this shoot, I'd never considered a sustainable wedding. I'd always imagined something fairly elaborate. But after seeing the dress and all the details of the day, my eyes have been opened to the elegance, simplicity, romanticism, and beauty of a sustainable wedding."

Keshia's transformation symbolizes the shift towards mindful weddings, where sustainability and style intertwine seamlessly. Her story reminds us that embracing eco-friendly choices doesn't mean compromising on beauty or glamour. Instead, it's an opportunity to showcase your individuality and commitment to the planet, all while feeling like the most stunning bride on the planet.

Stationery: A Touch of Eco-Chic

Amidst the vintage vessels and lush floral arrangements, the stationery from Pen and Palm added a touch of understated elegance. Crafted from handmade paper and adorned with naturally plant-dyed silk ribbon, the invitations exuded an earthy charm that complemented the overall theme of sustainability.

A Rustic Feast: Celebrating Sustainable Wedding Style

A wedding table set with vintage vessels and linens, adorned with a cascade of seasonal flowers bursting with color, stands as a testament to the elegance and sustainability of this styled shoot. The crackling fireplace serves as the focal point, casting a warm glow on the scene, Amy Thabit, the mastermind behind this eco-chic tablescape, sourced the flowers from a local grower, just a few miles from the wedding venue. This commitment to sustainability not only reduced the carbon footprint but also ensured the freshest, most vibrant blooms. They also complemented the rustic elegance of the venue. The arrangements were a mix of textures and colors, creating a visual symphony that delighted the eyes and awakened the senses.

For those seeking a more delicate look, bud vases grace the guest tables, adding a touch of intimacy and charm. These miniature bouquets echoed the larger arrangements, ensuring that every corner of the table was a feast for the eyes.

The tableware, rented from Helene Millot, adds a touch of vintage charm. Each piece was carefully selected to complement the rustic elegance of the venue. The mismatched plates and cutlery bring a sense of warmth and personality to the setting, reminiscent of a cozy gathering at home.

The tablescape was a testament to the fact that eco-conscious choices don't mean sacrificing style or elegance. It was a harmonious blend of vintage charm, natural beauty, and thoughtful design, setting the stage for a wedding that was both beautiful and mindful.

A Vegan Delight: The Wedding Cake

Lace & Lemons decorated the cake dresser with wisps of foraged cow parsley which complimented perfectly the rustic elegance of the stunning cake.

The Iced Vegan's wedding cake was made using locally sourced, organic ingredients, which were also vegan.

The cake was adorned with stunning dried florals and a hint of gold and glitter

The Dream Team

Concept, Planning, Styling & Floristry - @lace_andlemons

Planning & Bespoke Dress Design - @katerosamondbridal

Venue - Quendon Hall - @quendonhall

Model - Keshia - @aboutmissk

Accessories - Victoria Louise Accessories - @victorialouiseaccessories

Shoes - Diane Hassall - @di_hassall

Stationery - Pen & Palm - @penandpalm

Makeup - Jo Saville - @josavillemakeup

Hair - Millie Donovan @milliedonovanhairstvlist

Tableware - Helene Millot - @helenemillot_decor

Chairs - Dress it Yourself - @dress_it_yourself_

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Thanks Sam xx

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